Representatives from exactly half of the NFL’s 32 teams were on hand to assess former West Virginia wide receiver Marcus Simms in his pro day workout prior to the July 10 supplemental draft. Simms held a private workout in front of the scouts in his native Maryland.
The most significant figure in attendance was Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock. DraftAnalyst.com writer Tony Pauline also reports that scouts from the Jaguars, Ravens, Colts, Saints, Seahawks, Jets, Redskins, Chiefs, Browns, Eagles, Lions, Packers, 49ers, Falcons and Vikings were also present.
Simms measured in at 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds. He had been listed at 6-foot by West Virginia.
Simms showed off the speed that he demonstrated on the field with the Mountaineers, posting times of 4.49, 4.45 and 4.40 in the 40-yard dash.
Simms posted a broad jump of 10 feet, 2.5 inches and a vertical leap of 36 inches.
Simms entered the supplemental draft a month after announcing that he was leaving WVU and entering the NCAA transfer portal. He was not expected to be academically eligible at West Virginia next year. Simms participated in two spring practices under new coach Neal Brown before leaving the team for “personal reasons.”
Simms had 87 receptions for 1,457 yards and eight touchdowns in his three-year career. Simms was 11th in the Big 12 in receptions of 30 yards or more in both 2017 (seven) and 2018 (six).